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Sedation Dentistry Calgary, AB

Sedation Dentistry An Overview

At Foothills Dentistry, the comfort and safety of our patients are important to our team of dentists and staff. We understand that factors like dental fear and dental anxiety can hinder patients from receiving the dental care they need. Sedation dentistry allows anxious patients to receive treatment in a safe and relaxed state.

Under the care of our highly trained dentists, patients can receive the treatment they need without fear or discomfort. We offer a wide selection of dental sedation methods for patients to choose from. We will perform a full dental evaluation, discuss your medical history, and may coordinate with your primary care physician in special cases.  Together, you and our team will choose the best form of sedation for your dental needs.

Candidacy For Dental Sedation

Sedation dentistry is ideal for patients of all ages. Children who may experience dental fear or anxiety may also receive dental sedation. Factors like dosage are considered dependent on age and your overall health. Our experienced team will work with you to choose the best form of sedation for your needs.

If any of these conditions apply to you, you may be an ideal candidate for sedation dentistry:

  • Sensitive teeth
  • A strong gag reflex
  • Fearful of the dentist
  • Dental anxiety
  • Fear of needles
  • Fear of dental drills
  • Experience uncontrollable body movements

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The Benefits Of Sedation Dentistry

Each form of sedation has its own list of benefits. Collectively, sedation dentistry offers these key benefits for patients.

  • Anxiety relief: For many anxious or fearful patients visiting the dentist can be a scary process. many patients end up letting their fear or anxiety hinder them from visiting the dentist, even in the case of a serious dental problem. Dental sedation allows fearful or anxious patients to receive the treatment they need without fear, discomfort, or pain.
  • Faster treatment: With dental sedation, your dentist is able to work faster and more efficiently. Under dental sedation, patients are calm and relaxed, which means your dentist can focus on your treatment and get you out of the chair quicker.
  • Fewer visits to the dentist: If you are under dental sedation, your dentist may be able to perform the treatment you need during one visit. This may reduce the number of visits needed to complete your treatment plan.

Sedation Dentistry What to Expect

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sometimes amenities are not enough to help fearful or anxious patients. Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way for patients to finally have a positive dental experience while eliminating any anxiety or fear they may feel during their visit.

At our Calgary dentist office, we offer two forms of sedation dentistry: oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is often referred to as “laughing gas,” and it is one of the most commonly administered dental sedation methods. Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a nasal mask and takes effect as soon as it is delivered. It dissipates just as fast as it takes effect, so in most cases, patients can drive themselves after their appointment. Under this form of sedation, patients report feeling relaxed, less anxious, and some even fall asleep during their treatment.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation can often alleviate anxiety or fear patients may have about visiting the dentist. This type of sedation is administered through the mouth and is typically taken prior to your scheduled appointment. Patients must coordinate a ride to and from our office.

Oral sedation allows patients to remain comfortable and conscious during their visit. Patients can respond to their dentist’s commands during treatment. Under oral sedation, many patients report feeling calm, relaxed, and sleepy during their treatment.

Find your calm at our Calgary dentist office

The type of sedation you receive is depended on your level of fear, the type of treatment you need, and your overall health. Our dentists closely monitor you under sedation and manage the dosage based on your needs.

Sedation dentistry has successfully allowed many patients to receive the dental care they need. Are you suffering from dental fear or anxiety? Let our compassionate and experienced dental care team at Foothills Dentistry help alleviate that fear and anxiety. Contact our team of dentists at (403) 910-5452 or request an appointment online.